Since the launch of Intel’s Santa Rosa platform back in April we here at TrustedReviews have taken issue with a lot of notebook manufacturers over their conformity, or lack thereof, to the specifications set out by Intel. For example, we have seen several supposedly Santa Rosa notebooks failing to include Draft-N wireless; and even more lacking Turbo Memory. In case you missed out on Riyad’s article (in which case go read it!), Turbo Memory is basically an amount of flash memory either wired directly to the motherboard or on a module, that speeds up system and application load times. And, unfortunately, a lot of supposedly Santa Rosa notebooks have been shipping without it.
Technology site Engadget has discovered (apparently by typing in URLs until they hit something interesting), that Asus is imminently to release a pretty huge range of Turbo Memory outfitted notebooks. Apparently this new fast-booting range of laptops will be available in August (which gives them a week to make this announcement formal), and hopefully there won’t be any premium over the current range for the privilege of including the new feature.
Asus news page (If you do try your own random numbers - e-mail us if you find anything)